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FOX
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm PDT
>>> new video just coming into the ktvu newsroom of the moment a fireball erupted in san bruno. >> hundreds of san bruno residents returned home for the first time since thursday's disaster. what they have to say about the state of their neighborhood. >>> the one thing that stands between sara shourd and her freedom. >>> good afternoon, i'm claudine wong. tori campbell has the day off. topping our news this noontime we're waiting the start of a pg&e press conference in san bruno for an update into the cause of that deadly san bruno explosion. we do have team coverage on several develop stories in san bruno now. what you're looking at is a live briefing inside that senior center are residents who lost their homes. ktvu's christian katharine is there but first we'll go to ktvu's craig devereaux. >> the investigation is moving outward from ground zero on glen wood drive. a pg&e news conference as you mentioned just about to get underway at a fire station in san bruno on el camino real. this morning very important work is being done this morning on glenview drive. pg&e cut into three pieces of
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 4:30am PDT
explosion in san bruno. more than one hundred homes damaged or destroyed. good morning... it's friday, the tenth of september. i'm john kessler. and i'm sydnie kohara. this is where it all began in san bruno. a crater filled with water ... it's the hole where a natural gas line exploded into flames yesterday evening. at least one person is dead. fifty- three homes are destroyed.. 120 others are damaged. the fire is inside this area on the peninsula: the general perimeter starting at sneath lane... and looping around claremont drive and glenview drive. we have three reporters on the story. simon perez is at the fire command center. julie watts is at one of the evacuation centers. and we'll begin anne makovec... in the san bruno neighborhood where it all began. anne. "..." "..." anne makovec in san bruno as of last night, about five as of last night, about five thousand people in san bruno were without power. jeff smith with p-g-and-e joins us live by phone now to give us an update. good morning jeff. thank you jeff smith with pg & e. san bruno city manager connie jackson says th
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 4:30am PDT
a san bruno residential neighborhood into burned out rubble after a natural gas line goes up. pg&e is still trying to figure out what happened. >> good friday morning, everyone. it is 4:30 a.m.. we've actually been on for about a half hour now because of the explosion and fire in san bruno. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's get you the latest. one person is dead, confirmed dead, 20 injured and hundreds more homeless this morning after the natural gas explosion ignited a fire storm in san bruno. >> several homes are still burning more than ten hours after that massive fireball engulfed the neighborhood. the flames destroyed 53 homes, damaged another 120 at least. firefighters tell us they've contained about 50% of this fire but there's no word on when residents will be allowed back in to see what's left of their homes. >> we have several reports for you this morning, eric. >> our coverage begins with terry mcsweeney near where the gas main ruptured. terry's going to walk us through what happened. good morning. >> yeah. i've gotta tell you the latest r
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2010 7:30am PDT
, last night, approximately 6:24 there was a report of an explosion in san bruno, sort of where highway 35 is just about to meet 280, our neighbors to the south. at 6:36, a unit from the airport, even though the airport is located in san mateo county, the sanford's is the fire department is responsible for the international airport, and we have specialized apparatus. initial reports came in as possibly a plane went down. with the cooperation of mr. john martin and his staff, we made a decision to take a specialized apparatus out of the airport and assist up at san bruno in the event that there was an airplane or aircraft that had gone into san bruno. we fully staffed the airport. we have back up equipment, but these are large pieces of apparatus, and it is pretty incredible to me that within six minutes, we had units deployed in san bruno from the airport. six members from our department and three apparatus. shortly thereafter, we made the decision -- i'm here with my deputy chiefs -- to work with the department of emergency management. we certainly wanted to assist, but it is a
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 11:00am PDT
devastation in the san bruno neighborhood. now search crews are looking for more victims of last night's deadly inferno caused by a ruptured gas line. >> here's the latest on the fire. four people have been declared dead, at least 52 others injured, including at least four who are in the hospital with critical burns. four firefighters have also been taken to the hospital. officials revised the property damage downward. they say 38 homes have been completely destroyed and seven others have serious damage. >> so far the fire burned 15 acres in san bruno's crestmore neighborhood. it's now about 75% contained. san bruno police are declared the entire burn area a crime scene in order to secure it and the national transportation safety board has sent what's called a go-team to help investigate what caused the explosion. >> here's a live picture from above the devastation. you can see that crater, the 15 foot crater caused by an explosion now filled with water. overhead showing a smoky scene. firefighters still putting water on hot spots and account for missing people. live in san bruno
Telemundo
Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm PDT
bruno? ... ¿si no lo hizo, piensa hacerlo pronto? ---desde san jose, aqui comienza el noticiero de la tarde de telemundo 48 !!! ---en vivo, cubriendo toda el area de la bahia, noticiero telemundo 48 a las seis ... primero en la noticia !!! ---hola que tal, muy buenas tardes.---bienvenidos al noticiero que le informa primero, en espaÑol, en el area de la bahia---- les saluda cesar bayona ... --- a 24 horas de la catastrofe de san bruno, continuamos con la cobertura mas completa sobre el desastre.---y usted podra opinar, en vivo, y sin restricciones.---pero antes que nada, nos vamos a la inform. informacion. ---es una zona destruida... devastada... ---- las imagenes despues de la explosion de ayer en san bruno se asemejan a las de una zona de guerra... ---ahora el lugar esta siendo tratado como "escena de crimen"... y en el centro de la investigacion esta la compaÑia de gas "pg&e"... debido a que algunos dueÑos de casas aseguran haber denunciado que por semanas sentian olor a gas...---estas denuncias estan siendo investigadas para determinar responsabilidades... ---y es que alguien d
Univision
Sep 10, 2010 2:30am PDT
explosion de una tuberia de gas en san bruno.---el estallido se produjo a las 6:15 de la tarde y provoco un incendio enorme que redujo a cenizas por lo menos 53 casas y daÑo otras 120 en el area del "boulevard skyline" y la avenida "san bruno".---tenemos cobertura especial... "flavio lacayo" nos hablara de los residentes que fueron evacuados en medio del panico y beatriz ferrari visito uno de los albergues. pero comenzamos con "edgardo quijano" quien nos cuenta como empezo todo. ---por el momento se confirma que una persona murio y hay decenas de heridos, por lo menos dos estan en condicion critica. ---tras producirse esta explosion devastadora, cientos de personas salieron corriendo de sus casas en medio del panico. ---"flavio lacayo" hablo con algunos residentes de la zona que dejaron todo atras para salvar sus vidas... flavio trt 1:51 el hospital general de san francisco reporta que ha recibido a 5 victimas del incendio en san bruno. cuatro mas fueron trasladadas al hospital saint francis memorial.--entre tanto, los bancos de sangre "blood centers of the pacific" estan pidiendo donacion
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am PDT
night. many of the houses burned in that natural gas explosion in the san bruno neighborhood. three people are dead. good morning, it's friday, the 10th of september. i'm john kessler. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. it is 5:00. let's quickly take you to the scene. this is where it all began in san bruno. the crater is filled with water. the natural gas line exploded into flames yesterday evening. our newsroom confirms three people are dead. 53 homes are destroyed. 120 others are damaged. take a look at this map. the fire inside this area of the peninsula, the general perimeter starting at sneath lane and looping around claremont drive and glenview drive. we begin our team coverage with anne makovec in the san bruno neighborhood where it all began. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm off of sneath lane and 280, one of several intersections blocked off this morning by local police officers and the california highway patrol. as you can see here behind me, they have flare patterns, directing all traffic away from the area. in fact, every entrance into this
Univision
Sep 11, 2010 2:30am PDT
vecindario de san bruno devastado por el fatal incendio de ayer, ha sido declarado como "escena del crimen" mientras las autoridades determinan las causas de la explosÓn.-- un grupo de agentes federales se integro a la investigacÓn enfocandose en el historial del ducto de gas natural que se fracturó.--las declaraciones de varios vecinos que aseguran que haÍan notificado a la compaÍa "pg&e" de un extraño olor a gas previo a la explosÓn, han llamado particularmente la atencion.-- hasta el momento el saldo de la tragedia es de cuatro muertos, 37 casas destruidas y ocho daÑadas.-- 52 personas resultaron lesionadas, incluyendo tres que se encuentran en estado cÍtico. -- maÑana se reanudara la busqueda de mas victimas entre los escombros. ---funcionarios e investigadores estatatales y federales pasaron el dia en la escena del incendio en san bruno.---el secretario de la "junta national de seguridad en el transporte" aseguro que encontraran las causas de la explosion de ayer.---"edgardo quijano" tiene mas informacion... ed -- la ciudad de san bruno publiÓ los domicilios exactos
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2010 7:30pm PDT
san francisco responds to the san bruno fire. please remember to pass the microphone to the set table when you are speaking. thank you. mayor newsom: thank you all for being here, and i appreciate the outstanding leadership represented here on this table. let me begin by recognizing the obvious or fortuitous in some respects that we had you here today under different circumstances, but nonetheless, now more difficult circumstances. i want to underscore the purpose of this disaster council was always rather self evident and oftentimes needs some elimination -- some illumination to be reminded of its importance. as much as i was reminded of the presence today, it really reinforces the contribution of the commitment to the future because there's no question that we live in interesting times, and the tragic incident of yesterday and the incident that is still unfolding today, and that will continue to impact the lives of hundreds of people and their families for years to come just becomes a testament to the collective wisdom of this room and the need to continue to be vigilant and w
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 4:00am PDT
for safety for hundreds of people in san bruno. >> we're beginning at 4 a.m. because of the fire in san bruno. thank you for joining us. >> let's catch up on the latest. these from a ruptured pg&e gas main beneath a neighborhood as we say in the hills of san bruno. the latest to control the flames and begin the search for possible victims. >> firefighters kept the flames from spreading even more but several homes are still smoldering this morning. the gas-fed fire consumed dozens of homes within minutes of when it began around 6:15 last night. it overwhelmed firefighters who responded from several nearby communities. so far one person confirmed dead, 24 people hurt, some in critical condition this morning. it has destroyed 53 homes and damaged 120 others. again, at least 120 others. firefighters have the fire 50% contained. >> team coverage begins with our crews at the scene. abc 7 terry mcsweeney is near ground zero at our latest location, terry, lindsay and sky crest, right? >> glenview and skycrest. i'm here because the lieutenant governor, the acting governor with arnold schwarz
SFGTV
Sep 26, 2010 8:00pm PDT
to clarify that there is no link between what occurred in san bruno and what occurred in san francisco. and that is absolute? >> that is absolute, yes. completely separate. mayor newsom: these 30-inch lines exist not just in san bruno. they exist in cities like san francisco. correct? >> i'm not familiar where exactly the gas line is, but there are basically three large transmission lines that serve sort of the greater bay area. mayor newsom: and one of those mainlines presumably comes through the city and county of san francisco? >> i believe that is correct. mayor newsom: is there any prospect -- a simple question a lot of folks have asked me -- what happened down there -- could it happen here? is there a cause and effect, anything the connects the systems in a way that creates more vulnerability to other systems in and around the region because of what may or may not have occurred specifically in san bruno? >> on the surface, i would state that i do not believe that will be the case, but obviously, until we have a better understanding of what the root cause was to the san
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 4:30am PDT
>>> new this morning, fire still smoldering in san bruno after a massive explosion. first light will show the extent of the damage. you can hear the disturbing news that neighbors smelled gas in the area for a week. >> the huge explosion prompts evacuations across san bruno this morning we have the latest coming up here with the red cross. >>> we have complete coverage of this neighborhood explosion, all morning, friday, september 10th, today in the bay. >>> good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm scott mcgrew, in for brent cannon. we start with new developments overnight in this deadly fire. >> crews are still on the scene trying to make sure the fire is completely out. when the sun comes up, we should get the full extent of the damage. >> right now, at least one person is confirmed dead, dozens of others are injured. crews have not been able to attempt search and rescue operations because of the dangerment. >> we know 53 homes are destroyed, another 120 damaged. officials say so far more than 100 residents are evacuated from the area as crews work to bring the fire under
ABC
Sep 11, 2010 6:00am PDT
>>> in the news this saturday morning, a look at the devastated neighborhood in san bruno where thursday evening exploded into a fiery nightmare for dozens of families. this morning we are still waiting to get back into their neighborhoods to see what's left of their homes. >> good morning. i'm meteorologist christine hanson. our temperatures yesterday right up there where they're supposed to be. we'll have your complete weekend forecast coming up. >> our coverage continues now on that devastating san bruno fire as dozens remain evacuated from thursday night's explosion along a pg&e pipeline. this morning we are learning that two state senators are planning an investigation and a public hearing into the cause of that explosion. state senators mark leno of san francisco, alex pedia plan to have meetings in the coming weeks. four confirmed fatalities from the explosion and fire. today six dog teams will conduct another search for victims. the neighborhood is still considered a hazardous area so there is no time line for when residents might be allowed to reenter. city officials te
FOX
Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
widespread devastation. officials are expecting the death toll to rise in san bruno. good morning to you. welcome to mornings on 2 i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell tori campbell. it's friday september 10th t sun is rising over san bruno and revealing for the first time the full extent of the devastation. officially three people are confirmed dead. but search crews are now going door to door looking for victims. we have live team coverage following last night's explosion. we begin with claudine wong at the command center. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the command post, a few blocks from the fire center. you look behind me, see where firefighters and emergency crews are gathered this morning. this is considered a crime scene. this area on out. now that we have daylight we are getting a unique perspective of what this looks like. live above the view from our camera on our live truck it looks like we are having a little trouble getting the picture to you. we can see some smoke and some -- over the entire neighborhood where this is happening indicating this is not over yet.
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 9:00am PDT
our representatives from pg&e made their way up from san bruno, and i think a number of folks have walked in, and i will ask that they give us an update. i wanted to start with chief hayes-white. you had a number personnel that made their way down to the scene. we have a state rig that is just been procured. we had over 50 apparatus that were there at the scene, and perhaps, she can update us and connect the dots to what john martin and his team did and pass the baton to john to underscore some of the work that was done. >> thank you. good afternoon. i thought for everyone i would give just an overview. as you are aware, last night, approximately 6:24 there was a report of an explosion in san bruno, sort of where highway 35 is just about to meet 280, our neighbors to the south. at 6:36, a unit from the airport, even though the airport is located in san mateo county, the sanford's is the fire department is responsible for the international airport, and we have specialized apparatus. initial reports came in as possibly a plane went down. with the cooperation of mr. john martin and hi
FOX
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm PDT
at a gas station at glenview drive and san bruno avenue. watch what happens. it's a couple of miles away from the explosion. but you can still see the intensity of the flames and the reaction of the people. a woman there with her baby running across the street. some, though, actually drove toward the glenview neighborhood while the explosion, as you saw there, sent others running for their lives. >>> pg&e announced today it's creating a $100 million fund for the victims of the san bruno disaster. the utility says it will help residents with immediate cash paints and pay for costs not covered by insurance. starting friday, homeowners will get individual checks between $15,000 and $50,000 depending upon the extent of the damage to their homes. pg&e says that residents won't be asked to waive legal claims to get that money. >>> well, tonight, pg&e says it's pretty sure no one recently called from san bruno's firestorm area to report a gas leak before the explosion. the company says if they did, they would have responded immediately. today, they showed ktvu's consumer editor, tom vacar,
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm PDT
>>> the community of san bruno needs answers. the people of california need we need to know why this happened, and we need to know how this happened. >> able maldonado asking the questions everyone wants answers to as we look at fresh pictures from inside the fire zone. scenes from the aftermath of an inferno. good evening. lilian kim toured the devastation in san bruno and is live with images that make clear the force and fury of the force and fire. >> dan, we were one of the few news crews escorted into the neighborhood. our time was limited, but we were there long enough to capture the devastation up close. glen view avenue is ground zero and this ruptured pipeline is what started it all. a piece of the pg&e pipeline fits in the middle of the intersection. the explosion was apparently so strong it blew out of the ground. investigators have been inspecting the pipe and the 30-foot crater from where it came out of all day. and still no word on what caused the high pressure gas pipeline to rupture. inspectors, meanwhile, have been going from home to home, at least what's left of them. at some sites there is nothing more than a chimney to indicate where a house once stood. otherss are still standing. those with little or no damage have been marked with green fliers, but others are deemed uninhabitable. he is frustrated. he wants to see his house, but they are not letting residents to take a look just yet. >> they changed their mind. i don't know why they changinged their mind, but i want to see my house. i want to get stuff out of my house. i pretty much left last night with nothing, my keys, wallet and cell phone. that's it. >> reporter: with smoldering ruins and crews working in the street, they have been hesitant letting people back in the area. firefighters say this is among the worst they have seen. it is nothing more than twisted met metal, or this car showing how extreme the temperatures are. -- temperatures were. >> this is a first for me. >> reporter: the city manager says there are no guarantees, but residents could be allowed back into the neighborhood as early as tomorrow. city officials released a list of addresses of homes damaged or destroyed. you can find that list on our website at abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. live in san bruno, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thanks. >>> investigators sent in search and rescue dogs to search for more victims, but found none. at least four people are dead. 52 others are injured including eight in critical condition. authorities now say 37 homes were destroyed and eight others seriously damaged. they revised the numbers downward from last night after the smoke cleared and the light of day we could see alt better. lisa amin gulezian is live with the latest on the investigation. lisa? >> dan, these are the homes that are either damaged or destroyed. i can tell you mo are on glen view or clairemont. and officials insist no one is still missing at this hour, but they are focusing on what caused this accident. >> we are here to determine the cause of the accident. >> the ntsb is in charge of the investigation one day after the massive explosion in san bruno. crewss gathered evidence and tomorrow simultaneously a recovery search will continue. >> we have narrowed down for tomorrow the search areas we want to look at. and we hillary assess how we do the search areas with the canine dogs. >> homeowners were shut out of their neighborhoods. they have no power, water or gas, and there is a sewage problem. they are responsible. i feel they are responsible for it. >> judy is an evacuee and is angry. she blames pg&e for the explosion. last night the company admitted the explosion occurred after one of the gas lines ruptured. many reported a gas smell there for weeks. >> smelled it for at least three weeks. calling multiple phone calls from different houses. pg&e is really good at white washing. >> the ntsb has heard the same reports. >> one of the things we will do is interview anybody who has claimed they in theed a gas odor. >> pg&e is neither confirming nor denying the claim, but simply had this to say -- >> there are a lot of very, very upset customers at p pg&e. i'm sure you have heard. >> there are. and that's why we are partnering. we are partnering and providing experts or providing for the needs of the community. >> and there will be a town hall meeting tomorrow for the entire community. that will be at 2:00 at saint roberts catholic church. live in san bruno, lisa amin gulezian, abc news. >> thank you very much. >>> tonight the coroner's office has released the names of three of the four people we know of who were killed. two of the victims are mother and daughter. 44-year-old jacqueline greeg and janessagreeg. the fourth victim has not been released. however, faye war ton says the body of her 80-year-old grandmother was found in the ruins of her home which were right next to the explosion. she ef ared word. it was aning aizing day not knowing if her grandmother was alive or dead. >> we checked red cross on-line and the hospitals, called them all. >> have you talked to the fire department at all? >> i talked to five different police officers. >> her two aunts and uncle were also in the house. they made it out alive, but were severely burned. >>> the 100 or so evacuees are anxious to get back in to see what is left of their homes. the neighborhood they had known for so long was reduced to rubble in a matter of hours. look closely at this before and after i'm memg. disaster officials say it is still just too dangerous to let them back in. abc7's amy hollyfield is live with that part of the story. amy? >> dan, it was an emotional day of waiting, and the community did what it could to distract, comfort and care for the victims. >> i'm sorry, ma'am. >> road blocks kept people from getting the answers they so desperately wanted today. >> i am holding it together for my kids. all my daughter wants is her special blanket so she can sleep at night. that's the first thing i'm looking for. >> this chp officer said he dealt with some upset people today. one man even threatened him. >> folks are frustrated because they don't have access to the things they need. and it is something we don't take personally. we understand they have to vent that somewhere. >> she wanted to know if her house was still standing, but she wasn't upset with police. >> i understand. it is for everyone's safety. >> while people waited, there was plenty of support from the community. church of the highlands held a prayer and comfort service. cappucino high school held a pasta feed. six students there lost their homes including sophomore miranda guererro who was feeling a bit overwell med. >> i can't put it into words. at the same time, i don't know. i kind of want everything to be over. >> she was home with her mother and brother and they literally ran for their lives. >> the house next to us was a blaze. it looked like a volcano erupted next to our house. and it was a huge plume of fire and smoke. and the yards were so hot. our front yard was on fire. our backyard was on fire. >> their house and their cat are gone. >> we just have each other. we are happy for that. we lost our cat, but it was either the cat or the kids. we had to choose. >> after the pasta feed tonight, the guererros came to the veterans' memorial rec center in san bruno to talk to pg&e representatives who gave them $1,000 and a voucher for a rental car. and there are semple -- several services for victims if they need it. there are clotheses or any items you need and baby bottles. that is the message tonight. they are overflowing with donations. they need victimses to come here and receive the help that so many want to give. live in san bruno, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> people are so generous in a time of crisis. >>> pg&e made a $1 million contribution to assist the kinds of charity groups that are helping out in san bruno. wells fargo gave $50,000 to the red cross. if you want to help, here is the local red cross phone number -- 1-888-4 help bay. it is 1-888-443-5722. there is an e-mail link if you prefer on our website. the salvation army is accepting contributions as well. it is 1-800-sal-army. they have several dropoff sites as well. you can find them at our website, abc7news.com under see it on tv along with more information on how you can get involved if you wish. >>> we will continue. coming up next, cell phone video of the fire taken moments before the man who decided to take it ran in the other direction. and blood banks put out a call for donations. the response is --over well ming. and the pets that were rescued, some of them are still waiting for their owners. and then on "nightline." >> we will pick up your coverage of the san bruno explosion and fire. w45* was it like at that moment of crisis? plus, we will step into the lion's den to meet a man who plays match maker to the big on a well, i love a deal on a designer bag as 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a nearby fire station to get some help. and there was one arrest in san bruno overnight. a man caught looting one of the burned homes. he was also charged with assaulting an officer and arrested after trying to make a break for. it he is the only problem we are aware of. >>> the call for blood from the hospitalized fire victims is being answered. in fact, so many people donated at the blood centers of the pacific that it is asking donors to hold off for a few days. >> we are pretty much at capacity. most of our centers have a two-hour wait time. we have asking to postpone the blood donations for now, because we will need that blood in the coming weeks to replenish. >> stanford medical center has an immediate need for blood, and will be accepting donations tomorrow. if you have the time, that would be very helpful. >>> yesterday's fire generated a great deal of smoke. that has a number of people wonder figure their health was maybe harmed in someway. experts say without masks, people in the immediate area were exposed to burning chemicals, no question. they say it is especially dangerous when things like plastics burn. >> you get things like cyanide even. but you get a combustion product that are highly irritating, directly damaging to the airways and the lungs. >> for those who are concerned about exposure to the smoke, experts say look for symptoms to watch for including wheezing, shortness of breath and dizziness. >>> without admitting blame, pg&e sent a filing to the securities and exchange commission saying costses related to the explosion could exceed the company's $1 billion insurance policy. it sent the utility's stock down 8% in trading. >>> we want to show uh website that has become popular during this explosion. we will tell you why. the national pipeline maping system makes it possible to see if there is a gas transmission line under your street. this one shows the pipeline that burst in san bruno. we have a link under "see it on tv." the site has been slowed because it has been inundated with so many requests. people are concerned about what may be under ground near their home after what happened in san bruno. >>> in the mad rush to evacuate and save their lives, some had no choice but to leave pets behind. workers with the humane society in san mateo went door-to-door and recovered as many animals as they could. they have been claiming them all day long. >> these are the animals who we know there are owners for them. the ownerses know their pets are here. we are providing temporary care until these owners can get into housing that is pet friendly. >> some of the pets stay for a short while, but the peninsula humane society is prepared to care for them for up to a month. >>> we will move from the disaster in san bruno and focus on the weather for a few minutes. spencer christian is here with the forecast. >> dan, a nice, warm day across the bay area, and a couple more this weekend. in fact, it is mild right now. 72 at this hour in antioch. we have temperatures in the 60s in most other locations. the north bay, which is the cool spot and locations around the coast are in the 50s. these are the highlights. we will see patches of dense coastal fog. it won't move far inland. it will be cooler next week, but still pretty mild. follow the time line and the animation. you will see fog deepening. by 5:00 tomorrow morning, we will have fog along the coastline. but clear skies inland across the bay, and that will be the pattern throughout the day. the low temperatures will droop -- will drop into the upper 40s. a low of 48 and 47. most other places in the bay area will see lows in the low to mid50s. and then the weekend is looking great. here is our satellite image of a lot of high pressure. a huge ridge dominating our weather picture for the next couple days. that will keep our skies clear and our temperatures up at summer-like levels. tomorrow in the south bay, sunny skies and the high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. highs of 86 in san jose and 87 in campbell and 89 in los gatos. 83 in redwood city. palo alto, mountain view, mid60s on the coast at pacifica and half moon bay. downtown san francisco will sizzle with a high of 75. 66 in the sunset district. lot of warmth over the north bay with highs ranging from 82 in san rafael to 85 in napa and 86 in sonoma and 89 in ukiah and 88 in cloverdale. the east bay will see highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. 80 in san leandro and 83 in fremont. to the inland valleys, upper 80s to low 90s. highs of 91 in brentwood and 90 in antioch. and near monterey bay, look for 71 in monterey and 82 in santa cruz. 98 in gilroy. and here is our accu-weather seven-day forecast. it is going to be a nice, warm weekend from coast to inland. the temperatures start to drop off a couple degrees on monday. and we will see a gradual decrease of temperatureses throughout the week next week. but it will be mild with highs in the 80s, 70s around the bay, and near 60 on the coastline. nothing to complain about there. >> thank you, spencer. >>> coming up, an interfaith celebration in the south bay just as a florida pastor who has threatened to burn the has threatened to burn the quran, as you know, arrives in (music playing) announcer: has the overpowering smell of scented garbage bags taken over your kitchen? (woman blows at scented tree) hefty bags with unscented odor block technology help neutralize odors with no added scent. hefty! hefty! hefty! i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! planned to burn qurans are in new york city. terry jones says he hopes to meet with the imam of the mosque planned a few blocks from ground zero. he probably wants the mosque built somewhere else. >>> and today marked the end of the islamic holy month -- month of ramadan. family and friends celebrated with festive meals, and in san jose it was marked with an interfaith show of solidarity. and there was no sympathy for pastor jones' demand that plans to build a mosque be cancelled. >> the terrorists hijacked it for their call. but to move the mosque would validate the opinion that the mosque has a relationship with 9/11. >> the san jose gat gathering was planned as a peaceful gathering. while the book burning was called off, organizerses say it was important to bring people of all faiths together this evening. >>> the chief of the her could police department is disappointed that it took so long to find the body of a second murder victim in a home where another body was found two weeks ago. the second body was discovered yesterday hidden in a large closet. it is believed to be 35-year-old frederick solace, son of the man whose body was found in the home earlier. both are believed to be the victimses of valdamorrow who was linked to five murders. he was shot by the highway patrol at the end of a high speed chase. >>> iran postponed the released of share raw short of oaknd la. this news comes one day after iran announced that sara would be freed tomorrow. the iranians have not given an official reason for this postpone meant, but the chief prosecutor blames the delay on judicial procedures that have not been finished. but there is no word what the procedures are specifically. they were arrested in 2009 accused of illegally crossing into iran and spying. they have not been formally charged, but they do deny vee meantly the charges. >>> a quick programming note. "rookie blue" did not air last night because of the on going coverage of the san bruno explosion. we don't want you to miss it. it will air tomorrow night at 11:35. if you can't stay up that late, certainly understand. set your dvr and you can see it in its entirety. >>> colin is here with the sports. >> giants, man. you gotta like this, giants fans. reel law -- reel law gated to the bench, for the second time in a week he saveses the giants. how does first place sound? is soft on cats. but deadly on fleas. so ask your veterinarian for advantage, the flea specialist, for effective, but gentle flea control. as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. the last i'm jonathon sanchez faced the padres he guaranteed a giants win and failed to back it up. first place on the line and wedding reception above pet co park. would marriage begin with a giants' win? sanchez struck out four. he hits at a -- hits at a premium and that's due to great defense. uribe corals and guns to first. score less into the 7th. uribe grounds to third and the relay to first right here is not in time. aubrey huff scores. padres complete the double play and it would have been over. the aggressive slide and that is good baseball. no worries. his league leading 42nd save and giants pull to a tie for first place with the 1-0 win. a's and red sox and bobbie kramer show -- showing us how to pose awkwardly. first batter of the game and he was robbed by cocoa crisp. go up and get it and bring it back. bottom half of the first and kurt suzuki and deep to left and off the wall. chris scoreses from second and barton from first. 2-0 oakland. barton provides the offense and a base hit to right. a 2-run single and plenty for cahill and he goes to 16 and 6. a's win it. it is firefighter appreciation not at the coliseum tomorrow. a portion of the tickets will be donated to the american red cross to aide the victims of the san bruno fires. for more information go to abc7news.com. giants a similar function when they return home to face the dodgers on tuesday. again, abc7news.com, all of the information you need. top seed caroline wozniaki upset in the u.s. open. vera advanced to her second straight grand slam final. venus taking on kim cliesers and 119 miles an hour coming at you. she talks the first set 6-4. clijsters takes the second set in a tiebreaker and leading it 5-4 in the third and a backhand winner there. game, set, match. she's on to the finals. talking golf, second round play and bmw championship and cog hill and this is in illinois. chorally wie is on top of the leader board. the birdie on 17. two under 69 and he is at minus 6. matt kutcher taking a break there. four over through his first eight holes. 27 footer for birdie, and he joins wie at six under. tiger woods is one over 72. he is nine shots off the pace. so he will not advance to next week. and college football cal, stanford playing tomorrow as well as san jose state in wisconsin. >> pro football, nfl quickly, i know you will be glued with your son. the 49ers and raiders had good pre-seasons. >> they d raiderses 3 and 1. 49erss 4 and 0. 49ers go to seattle. i like their chances. they are better than them. the raiders in tennessee, much tougher. titans should be good. i don't know, a pill em game. -- a pick em game. >> that's our show. have a great3q jaguar platinum coverage is not just a warranty. it's a belief in everything we do. it's a 5 year, 50,000 mile promise. with complimentary scheduled maintenance no-cost replacement of wear and tear items and 24/7 roadside assistance. because when you create the most beautiful, fast cars on earth, you create an ownership experience to match.
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am PDT
san bruno. and this morning, the coroner confirms three people are dead. >> flames destroyed the entire neighborhood. 53 homes completely gone, 120 others damaged. >> and this is where it all began. a crater filled with water now, this is the hole where that natural gas line exploded into flames. >> good morning. it is friday, the 10th of september. i'm john kessler. >> and i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. it is 6:01. crews will be back out san bruno searching for victims of yesterday's explosion. several people may still be unaccounted for and many others are seriously injured. the cause of the blast remains under investigation. >> the fire is inside this area of san bruno. there's a general perimeter starting at sneath lane which is just north of the 380/280 interchange. it loops around claremont drive and glenview drive. this area is west of interstate 280. >>> california's acting governor abel maldonado plans to visit the fire later this morning. he has already declared a state of emergency for san mateo bridge. let's go to anne makovec with more on this fire from s
ABC
Sep 12, 2010 8:00am EDT
quote bail. >>> residents in san bruno, california, will be allowed back
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 4:49am PDT
folks may be slowing because of that smoke is that is still visible. it is dark now, but we have reports of people seeing smoke around the area. keep that in mind as well as you are exiting the city on 280. 101 is clear. you might want to use that avenue into and out of the city today. we have an accident, a good-sized one clearing the roadway from eastbound highway 4 at solano way out of concord, but no major slowing out of antioch westbound. looking for the friday light portion right here as well as livermore. back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> as we mentioned, neighbors in that area, they are lobbing serious accusations at pg&e. bob redell is live in san bruno this morning. neighbors say they have been smelling gas coming out of gutters for a week. >> yes, neighbors say aboutfor they smelled gas, then last week pg&e came out and told them to close garage doors and stay inside, and that was the last they heard from them. pg&e said regarding the gas leak claim, we will be looking into the reports and sharing the facts as part of the investigation. right now we're just south, probably about a mile to a half mile south of the fire scene itself. it's still smoldering. as far as whether there are flames, a fire official says they do not see flames, it's more of a smoldering mess, and they're trying to pray that the windo wind doesn't whip up and cause this to flair up again. i asked is it 100% yet? they said, no, but they hope to have that by the time the sun comes up. bob redell, "today in the bay." >> let's go to christie smith. you were talking earlier about the smell out there, just like you were at a fireworks show. we are eight, ten hours after this, and that still lingers there. >> yeah. we're a couple blocks away from where this whole thing started. you can really smell it where we are this morning. we're at the bayhill shopping center. this was sort of an evacuation point for people, and with me this morning is gregory smith of the red cross. can you walk us through what has been going on here? how you have been helping people? >> the red cross is always ready, and we respond to small he events but are prepared to respond to major events like this. the red cross volunteers, immediately when we were mote fied, some people in the area were notified by the event, sprang into action, preparing to open shelters and evacuation centers so we can provide food, hydration, offer some kind of comfort. we have crisis counseling, so people can get past the trauma of some event like this. >> i understand people were taken here and put on santra santrans buses and then taken to evacuation shelters. >> yes, there is evacuation points, and then shelters where we will house the people. people are there now sleeping, getting crisis counseling, people that are even snacking and getting some meals. >> so, when is the last time you saw someone come down? are you expecting more people? >> we have not seen anybody else come down. that's a good question. we're working closely with the emergency management, the first responders, police and fire and county and emergency management to determine what is the actual scope of this. as you can see by the images that have been broadcast, it is a large 15-acre event, we don't know how many of the outlying buildings, we don't know when people will be allowed to return. we're prepared to provide sheltering for the long term. >> how are you accounting for everyone? the last i heard it was sort of an inaccurate count, and is there a clearinghouse set up for people looking for loved ones? >> yes, we were registering people at the shelters, and we have the ability for people to use our safe and well website. you can put your information on, that's at redcross.org/safeandwell. you can let people know you're all right, and people can go to that site and see that you are will. we began collecting a list of individuals that wanted to provide that information. that's going to be a challenge in this event, finding out exactly who has been impacteded and how badly they have been impacted. what we can do for them. >> anyone watching this needing help now, what should they do? >> they can contact their local red cross, contact the american red cross in the bay area go to our website, call 800-red-cross, get information. or, again, come to the points of service delivery that we set up in san bruno. >> thanks a lot for taking a moment. reporting live from san bruno, i'm christie smith. back to you guys. >> he mentioned a website, we will continue to one those remember sites and more information on the ticker below us. >>> the mayor of san bruno says this terrible tragedy has fallen on the city. here's a statement from him. >> our main concern, as public officials here, making sure our citizens are safe. we're trying to do that right now this is going to be a long haul for the season and all of our residents for a number of weeks to come. >> the mayor is asking people to pray for those effected by the massive fire. it will be a tough tragedy to overcome. we are still in the very early hours of all of this. >> is going to be so hard to go through the remains there. it just looks like a volcano hit. >> it does. it is still hot. they have not declared this area safe. waiting to see what goes on there. mike inouye, people need to stay away from that area if they have no business there. >> most definitely. because we want to make sure the first responders, fire crews, people can conduct that fire investigation. water is a scarce resource, we need to make sure they have the access to the roads as well. skyline boulevard itself has reopened overnight. for the locals in the area, that's good news. the bad news, there's still power out in those vicinities, so signals may be an issue all morning long. the smoldering fire will keep the smoke coming um throup thro area, skyline and san bruno, those on and off-ramps were closed last night. those are all opened. 280's accessibility throughout the area is okay. christie smith said as she headed over from the east bay, she could smell the fires. if you are heading north, you will start to see and smell the smoke as welcoming through that area, and maybe it is visible from the upper deck of the bay bridge. yesterday, my wife was traveling out of oakland. she saw that huge plume of smoke yesterday from the fires. you may see people slowing on 80 on the other side of the bay. >> it's interesting you note that. she was in the east bay and she could smell it. people as far south as san jose could see the plume. >> i read something about an s associated press photographer who had her daughter at a soccer game and hearing a boom, putting the kids in the car, not knowing what happened. >> getting the kids in cars and getting them to safety as quick as they can. kris sanchez, we have weather to deal with, but also just the weather itself. >> talking about the folks who are able to smell it, even outside of san bruno. the good reason for that is that there was a lot of wind yesterday as fire fighters were trying to battle that blaze. that will be the case today, usual amounts of wind, but still more wind than any firefighter wants when battling something like this. 5 to 15 miles per hour, picking up around 9:00. by 5:00, winds could be up to 25 miles per hour. the temperature conditions should be relatively stable, for those working to make sure it's fully contained. 8:00 this morning, folks around the bay area, 58 in oakland. 57 in san jose. 56 in san francisco. right around the 60 degree mark for the noontime hour, we expect sunny in the inland areas. 77 concord, 78 in livermore. nice day for soccer practice what have you in the east bay. 82 in concord by 4:00 this afternoon. the seven-day forecast looks like this. we are talking morning clouds and fog in the morning/afternoon, but nice and warm inland. we will have more of your seven-day forecast, we'll keep watching those winds as well. >> just ahead, continuing live coverage of this massive fire that is still burning in one san bruno neighborhood this morning. >> could it have been prevented? neighbors talk about the red flag that raised to pg&e.
KRON
Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
live this is kron 4 news @ 5:30 p.m.. here is the latest from authorities in san bruno. they're still searching for three missing people at least four people were killed in the blast. today authorities released the names she is 81 year-old elizabeth thorez. her home was near the center of the blast. 37 homes were destroyed and all, 19 homes were damaged and remained on occupied today. 321 homes have been cleared for families to return. tonight kate thompson is live in san bruno that's where we just heard an update from the federal investigators. kate. >> investigators say they're focusing on trying to figure out of this was a catastrophic failure with the pipeline or was there a small leak that went on for some time. why is this is important is because originally last week some people in the neighborhood had said the reported smelling gas and coal piccinni or call the police. investigators are trying to get contact with the people and they're asking them to e-mail them at san bruno@ntsb.gov trotted figured if the pipeline filled all at once or over time. investigators say they a
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am PDT
>>> homes are still burning in san bruno, nearly 12 hours after a gas line explosion. more than 50 homes destroyed. we'll show you what's happening in the neighborhood this morning. >> that massive fireball and explosion in san bruno forces people from their homes. i'm christie smith here live with the red cross. we'll tell you how they're helping out. >> amid the flames, stories of survival. we have complete coverage on this neighborhood explosion this friday, september 10th. "today in the bay." >>> good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm scott mcgrew in for brent. garvin thomas will be joining us from san bruno throughout the morning. >> right now we want to fill you in on the latest details about the san bruno explosion. as of this moment, one person is confirmed dead. and more than 20 people are injured. the explosion and fire destroyed 53 homes, damaged at least another 120. >> safety crews will get together in about an hour. they will survey the damage and decide when it's time to start to search for survivors, for more dead. we have at least one confirmed death, search
Univision
Sep 11, 2010 6:00pm PDT
buenas tardes, le saluda ramon adame. bienvenidos a noticias univision 14. >> que tal buenas tardes >> en san bruno estan buscando las personas que estan metidas entre los encombros. >> esta mañana encontraron nuevas personas en el siniestro >> aún buscan a dos personas de la zona que estan desaparecida >> el incendio que se desato despues de la explosion >> las autoridades han indentificado algúno de los cuerpos >> no lo conocia personalmente pero eran vecinos >> ustedes salvaron de milagro. >> si puede decir que si corri todo con lo que tenia >> fue tan fuerte que exploto las ventadas y mi cuñado se quemo la pierna. >> 52 personas estan el hospital >> tratan investigar porque exploto la empresa de gas >> personas llamaron antes de que explotara el gas avisando que habia fuga de gas. >> la bateria de gas era de 1952 . >> veremos que arrogan las investigaciones >> los residente de sán bruno pueden llamar al numero que sale en patalla para avisar si sintieron hantes del desastre >> mire usted las personas afectadas podran ingresar al foro comunitario >> muchas gracias ramon >> estamos en el refugio donde se encuentran las personas que lo perdieron todos >> en la iglesia fue la reunion con las personas para responder las preguntas >> are todo lo posible para que tengan toda la ayuda necesaria . >> la representante de la empresa aseguro que se sabra porque exploto la empresa >> las personas tenian que escribir las preguntas y el alcalde las respondia >> habian personas que hablaban en español pero aún así tenian respuesta >> pero aún no todas las personas tienen respuestas >> por otro lado don roberto pregunto que pasa con el seguro medico . >> estaba preocupado con las personas que no contaba con seguros mñdicos pero dijo que la empresa del condado se preocupara de las persoanas que no tenian seguros mñdicos >> aquie en el edificio estatal pueden venir las personas >> tambiñn agregaron que cualquier personas que tenga dudas pueden hacercarce a los mesones para que le den respuestas. >> las propiedades salieron mas afectadas en san bruno >> usted podra encotrar la lista de los datelles en la pagina web >> en bahia sacan dinero de su bolsillo para ayudar y donar >> si usted quiere donar vaya al banco en la cuenta y donde. >> funcionarios de san bruno aceptan todo tipo de donaciones . >> si usted desea donar dirigace a las oficinas . >> cambiando de tema, las autoriades han confirmado la persona que un hombre de 35 años que fue asesinado >> en su casa >> el sospechoso murio el pasado 31 de agosto con enfrentamiento con la policia . >> este dia se recuerda el aniversario del ataque terrorista sufrido el 11 de septiembre >> se recordaron los bomberos y rescatistas muertos ese dia >> el presidente barack obama estuvo en el pentagono recordando este dia >> mientras enueva york las familias de los fallecidos leyeron una oracion a las victimas >> han pasado nueve años y la tristesa continua en las familias que perdieron a seres queridos vinieron a recordar con fotos, banderas etc. >> tambiñn se realizo 4 minutos de silencio >> el 11 de septiembre es un dia muy delicado para los ciudadanos de nueva york . >> hay protestas porque dicen que el 11 de septiembre no es un dia para politizar sino para recordar >> ya han pasado nueve años >> en el área de bahia un ciudadano quiere ayudar a los minenres chilenos y nos dira como >> en la temperatura veremos como se ha comportado >> en california se espera calor hablaremos mas en nuestro seccion no se vaya >>cc1: mas adelante >> -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de >> uncc1: grupo de nadadores se prepara para realizar un evento para ayudar a los mineros chilenos el obvejito es nadar de alcatraz ellos quieren reuinir fondos y enviarles a las familias >> queremos que sepan que tienen el apoyo de nosotros. >> hay estaba don pedro, despues de la natacion se les enviara la camista con el nombre de los chilenos. >> funcionarios de ese país liberarian a sara por su condicion de saludo pero despues dijeron que los 3 personas llevaran el juicio hasta que termine >> (música) >> la noticia de san bruno ha dado la vuelta al mundo volvemos para aya >> el presidente barack obama llamo al gobernador para decirle que le enviara toda la ayuda posible y así como otros senadores y gobernadores dijeron que ayudarian para mejorar la situacion. >> se esta investigando que sucedio y porque se exploto ese gas regresamos a lso estudios >> norberto nos dice cual es el pronostico paral los próximos días >> el dia de hoy a estado despejado con una temperatura 75° f y con una humedad: 48% y vientos: 17.0 mph >> este sistema de baja de presion se esta poniendo con tormenta bastante peligrosas >> mañana domingo tendremos un dia soleado con temperatura alta de 67°f y baja de 51°f en sacramentos >> mañana domingo tendremos un dia soleado con temperatura alta de 67°f y baja de 51°f >> gracias norberto >> en chile se recuerda el golpe militar del 11 de septiembre . >> esto sera en breve -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa >> cc1: en chile por primera vez con un gobierno de derecha se recuerda el golpe militar y se marcho hacia el cementerio capitalino >> justo hace dos meses se recordo el ataque terrorista. >> nos contaran como esta el animo en la ciudad de juarez. >> por la inseguridad fue cancelado la fiesta de la independencia. >> me parece muy mal que por la delicuencia se pierda las constumbres de mexico >> se pide que se queden en casa y realizen los festejos en privado y no salir. >> es una situacion que nos preocupe. >> los historiadores dicen que años anteriores paso lo mismo pero en diferentes contexto. >> me parece muy mal. >> los mexicanos nos une la patria. >> un adelanto de fuerza deportiva. >> los de san francisco se enfrentaron en un buen partido a la pausa regresamos -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa -eodo de santa >> >>ahora vamos con lacc1: siguiente noticia >> que tal amigos como estan. >> santos no querian soltar la punta en la tabla general. >> el chapa blanco aprovecha la pifia del portero para anotar el primer gol . >> pero despues anotaban el uno a uno >> mas tarde aparece a poner la pelota en su propia porteria. >> pero faltaba el broche de oro,. >> con el cabezaso. >> daba la victoria 5 goles por dos . >> anoche comenzo el partido. >> en estos momentos cruz azul juega. >> mañan el clasico del perifericos. >> minuto de silencio en la previa del duelo del 11 de septiembre. >> el venozolano anotaba, y despues san diego saco un juego de diferencia . >> vamos al mundial de basquetbol . >> antonio lograba las intercecciones. >> en tercero y siete pase a su izquierda. >> en el tenis rafael nadal primera vez que esta en una final en estados unidos . >> si gana este torneo se une al selecto grupo
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Sep 24, 2010 7:30am PDT
emergency response aircraft. there was no impact on airport operation. the airport continues to work with san mateo county in providing any support we can. we continue to have one staff person assigned to the san mateo county eoc to provide that support. >> you actually had fewer 911 calls than one might imagine last night. perhaps you can give a brief update about dm's role in response. >> we did not get a direct call about this for a while, though we did work with different agencies in calling about, the fire department and others, but as you know, we have a fire presence, so they were ready and willing to go. i am going to ask that rob talked about our overall response last night and the situation reports we issued. >> thank you. just a quick reminder, what the department actually does is coordinate resources and help coordinate the response across multiple departments, and share information and act as a liaison to federal and state partners. we are responsible for the medical aid side of things, so we were doing a little bit of all of that last night. first and foremost, we notified to check and make sure that our city assets were in good shape, which is to make sure that the airport was fine. there was not really a plane. and also to check on the san bruno jail, which everything turned out to be fine there. at that point, really started to look at how the city could help and start to play that liaison role. gather the data, try to get a situation report out. situation reports are definitely slowing things, and if you look at them, you will see where they change over time. there will be a couple more coming out of this incident before we close it out. as i say, numbers are fluid. as we get information from the state, which tried to get what the state is using for the state because in the media, things tend to change even faster. we try to turn those reports out on a fairly regular basis. we offered assistance to ems. we offered assistance to the medical mutual aid coordinator. those offers are still out there. we have renewed them, and as this event draws on, we even offered to provide staff some relief for theirs. staffing an eoc for an extended time gets to be a challenge for any jurisdiction. with that, we will continue to monitor this and participate with state conference calls, and if anything arises, we stand ready to act. mayor newsom: now back to the fundamental question. we want to start with that, and i will give pg&e an opportunity to update us in a moment, but the human element should not be lost. god forbid, grace of god go any of us to lose a loved one, to wake up and to learn of someone you care about deeply or know they have lost their life so immediately, so acutely, and so unacceptably. it is devastating, and there are people that survived in addition to those that have passed away, that survive because of a heroic work, because of extraordinary work at sanford says the general hospital, st. francis, and there burn unit, which is as good as it gets to good asucsf and kaiser -- which is as good as it gets, to folks at ucsf. several people were transported in. three were released, and we hope we will have news soon of other people getting released, but i thought i would ask dr. katz to put a face on that and highlight the great work done by you and your team. >> keeping mutual aid in county is helping one another, but -- because any county will be overwhelmed in a multiple casualty incident, especially multiple care beds that can be relatively quickly stepped up, is always going to be small in any particular county. in particular, san mateo county has no from a hospital. our longstanding agreement, general hospital is the hospital to the north, stanford to the south, so we have a particularly important role. we took five patients last night, four of whom are critical. as you referred, we are lucky that san francisco has said frances, which has a world-class burn unit. they took another four. three went to uc with more minor injuries. one to kaiser. we have told them we are prepared to take additional patients if their resources being used to the south of them become overburdened. we have also offered mental health services, since this is, as you say.8' b besides the physical devastation, it can be emotionally devastating. we have offered to provide additional mental-health services and translation services, so i think the mutual aid went well last night. mayor newsom: we had a number of representatives from pg&e. i will get to you in a minute because i want to talk -- bring things closer to home in the end, but mark johnson is here. i appreciate you taking the time to get out here. perhaps you can give us an update an overview, and to the extent that i understand we all understand this investigation, what you know and what you can share. >> [inaudible] i want to extend my condolences and my sympathy to all of those families that were impacted. [inaudible] basically, what we know at this point, and i think many of you have heard from various media, that there was a rush of 830- inch steel gas main transmission line that appears to be the cause of the incident. we are in the process of trying to report service both from electric as well as gas as safely and as quickly as possibly -- as we possibly can. last night we interrupted service here from a safety standpoint, working very closely in conjunction with various fire officials at the site last night. behind we have people who work through the night last night, and they are continuing to work today. they are performing the survey on both the transition system as well as the distribution system to insure that we can safely restore service to those who have been impacted. we have also been working very closely with red cross with outrage for those families who were impacted by the devastating tragedy that occurred. we're working closely and in conjunction with a red cross to provide assistance. as the mayor has indicated, the ntsb, the national transportation safety board, i believe that approximately 1:00 today, a team of aid arrived in san francisco. they will have lead responsibility for the investigation and cause analysis of the event. at this point in time, although there has been a lot of speculation about different things that may have precipitated to cause this event, i would caution everyone that it is really premature at this point, and that there will be a thorough investigation. pg&e plans to and will fully cooperate with the ntsb in the investigation process providing all records as well as making available any resources individuals to be interviewed, etc., so we can determine the cause of this particular incident. mayor newsom: again, it is premature to perhaps discuss a response to the question, but what is your assessment in terms of the investigation? it is really difficult to say. i would expect that this is a process that will probably take several months before it is probably finally concluded, and before we have a real sense of what perhaps the actual route cause was to this particular event. i recognize there is a sense of urgency to try to better understand what caused this event, but again, we are going to work through the process with the ntsb. we are going to fully cooperate with them, and as our president of the utility indicated in some of the interviews that were conducted earlier today, to the extent that it is determined that we have liability or responsibility here, we plan to be accountable for that if in fact that is what the investigation reveals. >> montgomery street. is that for you? >> yes, this morning, we had a secondary cable failure that impacted a single customer. our secondary cable, and i use that term, operates at 120 volts or 280 votes, depending on what the customer needs. it is kind of like a wall outlet in the building itself. our crews are out there right now. we are pulling the cable to determine what the root cause was and why the secondary cable did in fact failed. we plan to replace all the cabling in the mall as well, and right now, the root cause of that investigation is taking place as the speaker -- we plan to replace all the cabling in that box as well. mayor newsom: nonetheless, yet again, because we have been through this with you guys -- up the block, downtown, mission street, and lead --ed lee led a task force. important to note, i know you lead that effort in our utility side of this after the last incident on pull --polk street. >> that is correct. i know on the electrical side, we have been working for the last two years since these incidents occurred and caused a number of changes to be made that the genie was cooperative in doing, the latest of which was to take out all the dc lines that were causing the elevator stoppages occur -- a number of changes to be made that pg&e was cooperative in doing. we worked with them to review protocol on how they inspect transformer boxes that are in the vaults, so that when the oil is compromising those balls that would cause an arc in a logical line -- when the oil is compromising those vaultts. we're able to change the structure and also the way they are inspected, so we have not had a similar incident since that time. gas lines are very different, and we are cognizant of the initial report that we did have a large transition gas line, which we are now in collaboration with the fire department and recommend to you, mayor, that we look at this from a different task force viewpoint. mayor newsom: we will get to that in a second. you are up to clarify that there is no link between what occurred in san bruno and what occurred in san francisco. and that is absolute? >> that is absolute, yes. completely separate. mayor newsom: these 30-inch lines exist not just in san bruno. they exist in cities like san francisco. correct? >> i'm not familiar where exactly the gas line is, but there are basically three large transmission lines that serve sort of the greater bay area. mayor newsom: and one of those mainlines presumably comes through the city and county of san francisco? >> i believe that is correct. mayor newsom: is there any prospect -- a simple question a lot of folks have asked me -- what happened down there -- could it happen here? is there a cause and effect, anything the connects the systems in a way that creates more vulnerability to other systems in and around the region because of what may or may not have occurred specifically in san bruno? >> on the surface, i would state that i do not believe that will be the case, but obviously, until we have a better understanding of what the root cause was to the san bruno incident, it is really very difficult to completely rule that out. i would be disingenuous if i said that there was no possibility, not knowing what the actual route cause of the san bruno incident was. mayor newsom: i imagine concurrently, you guys are assessing that as you investigate the root causes in san bruno, you are immediately address unmet concern in other jurisdictions here in san francisco as well. >> that is correct. we are actually looking at all three transmission lines. mayor newsom: ok, and oked -- and what ed lee was alluding to is something that has been formalized, and we are making public -- he has done a very good job, and i appreciate your cooperation in the work he did after that third incident related to the utility side and electrical side. we believe that was an effective process. we believe that process should be replicated for the gas transmission and distribution, and ed will support chief hayes- white in that effort, who will lead that workgroups to identify those vulnerabilities and collaborate with you. we cannot with respect weight -- i cannot wait. we may have residents that work for the city. we do not know if we lost lives of some of our city employees. i cannot accept a utility failure the same morning. that is a pattern we tried to interrupt a couple of years ago, so we are going to -- i'm not here to publicly flagged u. i have other opportunities to do the, and i know you are here in good will, and i know you're here to help, but i do want to make the point that we make the point to leverage for work to help us determine so that we can communicate with the public, and we're getting the onslaught of questions ebit. people now concern of what to do if they smelled gas. call 911? call the police department? call the neighborhood knows how to turn the gas off? that is a protocol that has been underscored in some of the early assertions that have come out. we are of the opinion that if you smell gas, you should call line 11 and let us have that anchor information, and we will direct appropriately. anyone to eliminate further on that? >> just with regards to our analysis, we have always had it been productive working relationship with pg&e, and we hope to continue that. it is only a brief in light of the circumstances and events of last night, that we did look at the city's infrastructure as it is related to utilities, the age of the system, the location of the system, and any liabilities they might be, and also, an appropriate time to review protocols related to gas leaks, how repairs are done, and redoubling our efforts are working as a team when we get on scene, and there's a report of gas. but certainly, we look forward to working with you, but we are also very interested in this route cause analysis you are referring to an offer any resources that we may have to assist you in the investigation as well as to the federal agencies. did you want to speak about the gas at all? >> this is helpful. >> deputy chief operations for the fire department. one of the things that the mayor was talking about is you should call 911 any time you smell gas in your building. we have four and two engine companies in san francisco and 18 truck companies that are ready to respond to that quickly to mitigate the problem. a lot of times, the smell of gas sometimes does not turn out to be gas, but the connection on the so, the pilot light out, something minor or dreier that needs to be disconnected that we can do immediately to remedy more gas going out into your building. pg&e always response to that, and we have a good relationship with our emergency units in the field. our units will stay on the scene to make sure we ventilate the area evacuated as needed. the genie comes out and shut down the main will be needed to the building once we know that gas has been shot off, and we will let people back in from there. if you smell gas, you should call 911. >> appreciate that. just want to underscore that the point person for the investigations and collaboration's of cpc's involved, pg&e's involved, and obviously, the ntsb is chief hayes-wide, so i want everyone to know that she has been tasked in that role with again the support of the city administration office because of the framework established on the utility side -- chief hayes- white. let that be known more publicly. ed, you as well, and then we will get into a broader discussion. you have been doing some really good work, and we have been very involved in new orleans. we have been very involved in post disaster recovery, and we have offered our resources and ourselves to the mayor of san bruno and to city leaders there as well as residents. you have specific protocols that we have long established in terms of being able to support residents in times of need, a regional framework for that as well as 14 city employees that want to contribute any charitable contributions for those that may have lost their homes or lost loved ones. >> thank you. the very first thing we did today was we call the city manager of san bruno and offered our direct assistance, so they have our number, and whenever they need we could probably deliver faster, so we made that offer and are on record supporting what they need, along with any of the other departments here. i want to thank the of the departments who are also offering their assistance as well, and there are many. in addition to that, the assistance and recovery part -- we have learned through our own experience and certainly through new orleans and then haiti and then chile that san francisco is looked upon as a very generous city. we are and must be and always will be because are expected disaster we are preparing for, but in the practice, we are also offering our highest corporation -- cooperation, so again, we are called upon, and appropriately, we have created our own san francisco gives back the we have launched, and that we will continue to utilize for the cooperation of groups here today, card being the community press agency responding to disaster, so it is an umbrella group, and i know lisa was here today, and can report specifically on the things that have been done thus far. >> community agencies responding to disasters -- our day-to-day mission is to prepare nonprofits and faith based organizations for disasters. of course, we all worry about the disaster that the san andreas fault with participate -- precipitate, which would devastate regionally. we also in that same vein prepare for more confined emergencies, such as what happened last night in san bruno. sf card, just like any other agency, whether public sector or non-profit or face based organization, is acting in a capacity as a support organization. we have our sister agency alliance of nonprofits in san mateo county, who reported to be san bruno emergency operations center, and is doing its liaison job for the nonprofits and fate based organizations there. in my capacity as a responder, since we do have this tragic event in san bruno, i responded under the auspices of our very close partners, the american red cross-bay area -- as a disaster service worker, and responded to the disaster operations center -- emergency operations center. with the leadership there, we toured the incident command post throughout the evening. the evacuation center, and i do want to state in times like these how very gratifying it is that the general population really comes out and response as well. not only faith-based organizations -- we have had superb support from local churches of all faiths and congregations, but individuals were coming to all the sides, the shelter sites, the evacuation center, with cases of water or blankets, foodstuffs. the outpouring was tremendous. there is a huge concern in the community. we have people that literally drove up from the l.a. area because they could not contact their relatives who were living in that area, so there is a major concern from the individuals. we are always preparing for our most volatile populations. that is our job in cooperation with many of the public sector and non-profit sector partners, but last night, there was a huge mobilization. we are continually acting as liaison to support our partners. as it was mentioned, as the eoc continues to have to be staffed, we are offering our services to our partner to make sure that that liaison position between the faith does based organization and nonprofits are staff. mayor newsom: did you want add anything with red cross? >> thank you. san bruno is part of the bay area red cross, and, of course, the bay area red cross is housed here in san francisco. we had a pretty significant mutual aid response to our neighboring county. we had, specifically from san francisco, over 15 volunteers respond last night. we had over 125 volunteers either on site or in rows -- en route. we are staffing personnel at the various eoc's. we have said seven or eight of our emergency response vehicles to the area, and will begin damage assessment of each individual home to assess the needs of the victims of the fire. we have caseworkers who will start those interviews beginning today, and we are also sending from the six counties our disaster mental health service specialist to help out in that area. it people are concerned about the well-being of their family or friends, they can register themselves at our safe and well website, or they can call 1-800- red-cross and file their information about their concerned parties there. mayor newsom: appreciate that. you have another site that was set up for city employees. >> yes, so for san francisco employees as well as residents, it is called sf gives back, and that can be found at our city's official website. recovery is the long, hard road. people have lost their homes and probably all their possessions, so this is a long-term effort, never short term. that is why we set up with the mayor's encouragement something that will be ongoing, that can deal with disasters like this, so we encourage people to use that. clearly, that is an option along with the red cross and the other very well known traditional avenues. sf gives back is set up on our city's official website. mayor newsom: there are a number of calls -- puc has received some calls. david has received a number of calls. anything you want to add? you have a couple of centers that were access for emergency response. i know there have been some environmental questions. >> we have a really great public utilities commission. in addition to the san francisco jail and airport, we have hundreds of employees in the immediate vicinity because we operate the regional water system, so in that capacity, they were able to immediately respond. in the first hours, that was all in mutual aid since for fire support. our first concern was making sure san bruno have water. they are our wholesale water customer, and there were some problems because one of the water mains was damaged. second, we did bring water trucks into the area to thecal fire. third, all those helicopters making those drops were pouring the water out of san andreas reservoir. that was happening most of the evening and into the wee hours of the warning. today, our efforts are focused on repair and recovery, and we are waiting for more call for that aid from san bruno, but we are an excellent resource for pipeline repair, and we expect to help them out significantly. when they do it to the face of actually starting to repair their infrastructure. thank you. >> it was noted there were no issues down at the jail. employees down there -- how is everyone doing? >> we had a couple of concerns. we were concerned about possible smoke coming to the intake system, and we got an engineer out there to fit
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Sep 10, 2010 10:00pm PDT
complete bay area news coverage starts right now on ktvu channel 2. >> take a look at this. this is the ignition point of the massive and deadly explosion in san bruno. good evening. >> i'm frank summerville. a team of federal investigators is on the ground in san bruno tonight trying to answer one key question, what sparked that fire ball. those fires that burned so hot last night are fully contained, but the area remains offlimits. while chaos and confusion have subsided, a neighborhood is decimated. officials confirmed four people are dead, more than 50 others injured. they reviced their damage estimates saying 57 homes destroyed, 8 with fire damage. we have team coverage on the investigation and more. we begin our coverage with lloyd. lloyd? >> reporter: frank, i'm at the bay hill shopping center where a briefing just wrapped up 15 minutes ago. this is the command center for the local, state, and federal agencies coordinating the clineup and investigation. tonight there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps tomorrow some of the people who fled their homes yesterday maybe allowed to return home. >> i still want everybody to know that as much as we want to let folks go back to their homes, the area is still a very dangerous area. >> reporter: officials say a reentry plan is a priority, but as of now, power, utilities, and sewage services have yet to be restored. meanwhile, the search continues for the possibility of more fatality. 6 dogs will be used tomorrow, but the fire chief says they have no reports of any missing persons. 8 investigators began looking for answers today. >> in my immediate adiesesment was the destruction, the area completely flattened. the melted houses and cars, it was an amazing scene of destruction. >> reporter: the magnitude of explosion was demonstrated by a large section of the 30-inch gas pipe that had blown out on the street. he said investigators will look at the history of the pipe as well as the histories of the people who worked on the pipe to determine what happened and why it happened. >> we are not here to determine blame or liability. >> reporter: building inspectors have started red tagging homes. officials want to make sure homes who appear physically okay do not have hidden dangers. >> we have still a significant amount of work to do to be absolutely confident about the structural integrity of the buildings that are -- the homes of our residents. >> reporter: the investigation may take more than a year before a final report is issued. more immediate answers may come in a town hall meeting to be held in san bruno tomorrow. live in san bruno, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> that meeting is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. at st. roberts catholic church. the church is right across from the san bruno city park near oak avenue. >> we want you to get a closer look at specific streets where homes have been damaged or destroyed. streets are highlighted in red. earl avenue, glen view, claremont and fairmont drives and concord way. the highest concentration is on glen view and claremont. they put up a complete list of homes damaged or destroyed. to view the list, go to our website, www.ktvu.com and click on the san bruno fire tab at the top. the four people killed in the fire are three adults and one child. investigators say they'll make identificatis using dental records but members of the community told us a mother and daughter are among the dead. janet has more on the human loss. >> reporter: two dozen crews picked through the rubble today using search dogs as they moved through looking for more victims of the blast that's killed at least 4 people. the recovery effort slowed because many buildings were too hot. >> two additional urban search and rescue teams to assist us as there's quite a bit of rubble and debris that has to be cleared. at the school in san francisco, prayers and love went out today for the family of an 8th grade student and her mother who lived in the blast area. close friends and relatives say the mother and daughter are among the dead. the priest said janessa was student body president and her mother worked as an employee of the california public utilities commission. today at san bruno's parish, members say they are putting the greg family and others into their prayers. some parishioner are waiting to see if their family members will survive severe burn injuries. >> the house burned down. >> reporter: church staff say the grandmother was severely burned and is in critical condition. like so many others, each family reeling from the painful toll this fire has taken on the community. >> it's heart breaking to know what's going on, but all we can do is pray to the lord. there's hope. >> reporter: the coroner's office hope to have the names in the next 24 hours. reporting from san bruno, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a short time ago, the coroner did identify a third victim, a 20 year old. authorities are still looking to id the fourth victim. here's the latest on the injured, 52 people were hospitalized, at least 7 listed in critical condition tonight, 4 of the critically injured are burn victims being cared for at st. francis hospital in san francisco. doctors told ktvu they'd likely to survive the first 48 hours, which is a crucial time period for burn victims. potential blood donors filled the center today. the wait time to donate was 2 hours. the blood centers said the last time they saw a response like this was 2001 following the september 11 attacks. many of the donors gave blood for the first time. >> i just saw the news on the fire and my heart went out to those people. they said they needed blood, so i thought i'd finally come down. >> the blood centers of the pacific have asked blood donors to hold off until next week. they say the weight time should have eased by then. >>> tonight, many families forced to evacuate because of the fire are waiting to see what's left of their homes. some have been allowed back inside but only for a few minutes and only with a police escort. amber lee, live in san bruno with that part of the story. amber? >> reporter: we're on san bruno avenue at crestmoor. this is one of several crest points off limits after the explosion. all day, evacuated residents have been trying to see if their homes are still standing and to return to get necessities. >> we are not allowing access right now. medical emergencies -- >> reporter: on a case by case basis they were allowed 5 minutes inside their homes. >> my mother has a lot of medicine. >> this 87 year old told us she escaped yesterday with only pajamas. >> we need it badly. >> medicine? what kind of condition? >> i have a heart problem, and diabetes, and blood pressure. >> reporter: when you ran out, you only had your pajamas? couldn't get anything? >> no, didn't know what was going on. >> what kind of amateurs? >> charles told us the last time he saw his pet was yesterday morning before work and hasn't been allowed to return to his home even though his home is not damaged. frustrated? >> very frustrated. i don't know what to expect. i don't know if it will be open tonight, tomorrow, or when. >> reporter: at a nearby high school, teachers and other staff decided to comfort displaced residents by serving up a dinner with donated food in an event called small community, big heart. >> one block away from that. >> reporter: this couple said they needed the comfort of being among friends and say their home is damaged and are grieving for their neighbor's loss. >> people we know, their son has third degree burns, his girlfriend died. we know them. >> reporter: barbara said she expects the worst is still to come when she's allowed back in her neighborhood and sees the devastation. >> just nervous. nervousness, nervous. just rambling, kind of in a fog. >> reporter: back at the check point, we found a happy reunion. >> always get new furniture, computer and tvs. hard to replace your pet. >> animal care and control helped him retrieve his dog. we are learning some residents are not allowing people to retrieve necessities from their homes unless they get a permission tag. the police here are telling us those tags are ailable at city park on crystal springs road. reporting live here in san bruno, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california first lady visited san bruno this afternoon to show her support. she was briefed of the situation by emergency responders, then went to say hello to people who lost their homes and met some volunteers. she said california will stand with them through the long haul. >> i just wanted to be here to let them know we were here, that everybody is here to help them, that the men and women who make up the emergency response people in california are the best in the nation. >> her husband, governor schwarzenegger is in asia on a trade mission. the governor did acknowledge the disaster using his twitter account and iphone. he tweeted got briefed on san bruno emergency by the lieutenant governor. glad i left the state in good hands. >>> live coverage from san bruno is just getting started. >>> a blast so powerful it registered as an earthquake and tonight we go to pg&e headquarters for some answers. >>> warmer weather this weekend, our meteorologist will tell us which will be warmest. the forecast in 10 minutes. >> apparent about face, plans to release one of the american hikers. what that might indicate is going on in the iranian government. two state senators calling for public hearings to help determine exactly what caused the pipeline to explode. a viewer sent us two images where it took place. the photo on the left was a google image showing a patch in the pavement. the image on the right is from today. you can see what the street looks like now. also pictures from news chopper 2 to show you another perspective. what caused this devastation? ktvu's debra joins us now from san bruno with more of that part of the story. >> reporter: we're at a neighborhood checkpoint where pg&e trucks have been entering all night. those senate hearings are likely to include resident complaints that pg&e dragged its feet about a gas odor in the days before the blast. if so, it wouldn't be the first time. the gasline is gaping now, over a crater while another mangled section is nearby. these pieces and others will provide clues to what went so wrong. pg&e vice president ed solas said the sudden loss of pressure when the line blew set off alarms. he calls the human tragedy jarring to everyone at the company. the blast was so powerful it set off sensors that registered it as a 1.1 earthquake about a block away. the pipe's age, it condition, and maintenance will be scrutinized. the line was 60 years old, built before the neighborhood grew up around it. but with 46,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines snaking under california communities, other neighborhoods have similar pipes. pg&e was slammed two years ago after a natural gasline blew up a house outside sacramento, killing one person. a smaller pipe, but the utility was faulted for a failure to evacuate residents. now the management says it will learn from this catastrophe. >> gas is important for heat and we take our jobs quite seriously. we're all shook with this event and will work hard to ensure we understand it so that whatever the root cause, we can prevent other events in the future. >> reporter: just two months ago, in testimony to the state public utilities commission, critics at pg&e had a poor inspection record on gas lines. more immediately there are about 600 people in the neighborhood still without power, technicians say they are aiming to have electricity restored sometime tomorrow and gas sometime on sunday if they continue to gain access into the area. reporting live in san bruno, ktvu channel 2 news. >> pg&e took a big hit today, the stock dropped more than $4 or 8%. in a filing with the securities and exchange commission, pg&e said its insurance may not cover the losses from the explosion. >>> san francisco mayor said the city would be working with pg&e to inspect the city's gas line and had a message for everyone. >> if you smell gas, call 911 and let us have that anchor information. >> reporter: he said operators then will direct the call to the fire department. the mayor said too often people don't know whether to call pg&e, the fire department, or a neighborhood. during a regular meeting, the mayor also praised the city's aid response to the disaster in san bruno. our coverage from san bruno continues throughout the hour. ahead, the tremendous amount of aid now pouring into bruin and what's needed the most. at 10:45, an incredible story of two brothers being called heros tonight for their actions moments after the explosion. >>> crushing news tonight for friends of a graduate imprisoned in iran. the government mysteriously delayed the release after saying it would free her tomorrow. news reports indicate the 31 year old will remain in prison for now because legal procedures against her have not been completed. analysts say the sudden reverse sal may indicate a split in the top reaches of iran's government. she is one of three uc berkeley graduates imprisoned in iran. at this hour, there is no definite word when she or the others might go free. >>> in less than 8 hours, it will be exactly 9 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. tonight american troops are still in afghanistan and iraq. bin laden remains at large, and new polls indicate more americans have negative feelings against muslims now more than any other time since the attacks. all this after a pastor is considering burning the koran. president obama tried to calm the controversies. randy has our report. >> reporter: a plea from the president today, religious tolerance. >> we are one nation under god and we may call that god different names, but we remain one nation. >> reporter: on the controversial proposed mosque near ground zero. >> if you could build a church on a site, you could build a synagogue on a site, if you could build a hindu temple on a site, you should be able to build a mosque on the site. >> reporter: he told reporters there are millions of muslim- americans, including muslim troops fighting for the u.s. >> they are our neighbors, they are our friends, our coworkers. when we start acting as if their religion is somehow offensive, what are we saying to them? >> reporter: the florida pastor who threatened to burn the koran, the president urged him not to, but a report told us even if there's no burning, damage is already done, the pastor is the lead story in the middle east. >> they are printing this image of the united states that the u.s. is becoming islam scared. >> reporter: they are saying we're the problem. the media maybe inadvertently sending people in the middle east a false signal. that all the coverage must mean the pastor is mainstream. he says that plays right into the hands of al qaeda. >> bin laden can go on tv and say i told you so. this is what america is all about. they hate us, despise us, they disrespect our religion and burn our holiest book. >> reporter: it's potentially more damaging of the american image than anything else. ktvu channel 2 news. >> the florida pastor, terry jones was reportedly on his way to new york city. he was planning to meet with the imam, who was overseeing the mosque near ground zero. he has definitely postponed the burning, but said he might still do it sometime in the future. >>> temperatures will continue to cool off overnight and first thing tomorrow morning, chilly numbers, especially in the north bay. 46 or 47 degrees. san jose 53. the start now, mostly clear skies, some areas of coastal fog, could be locally dense, temperatures in the 40s and 50s. lunchtime, partly sunny skies, by 3:00, more sunshine and temperatures warming up around 65-90 degrees. pretty nice for tomorrow but already a cooling trend and the one day plan on 60s and 70s. your 5-day is coming up in a bit. >>> the first search missed it. a police chief apology and how a body was concealed in a home. >>> this is one room of donations dropped off today. just a glimpse of the overwhelming support. the full story is still ahead. police are looking for two men armed with assault weapons who armed a jewelry store this evening. they got away with jewelry, cash, and the owner's gun. the men went into the jewelry store, ordered everyone on to the floor and cleaned out the safe. police say they hope security camera tapes help them identify the robbers. >> the police chief accepted blame. federal investigators discovered the body yesterday and said it maybe of a man who disappeared after his father was beaten to death in the same home. police discovered the body hidden in a closet wrapped up and placed behind a false front. >> sealed up in such a way it would evade detection, but also that we did not conduct clearly a good enough search to locate the body which was there when we searched the house the first time. >> the coroner was unable to positively identify the remains today. both men are thought to be victims of a man expected of killing 3 other people before he was killed by the highway patrol. >>> the nephew of former oakland city commissioner is once again in trouble with the law. police arrested the 29 year old on wednesday. investigators say they found four ounces of cocaine and gang paraphernalia. he was sentenced in january to a year of home detention for a weapon's conviction. his initial arrest eventually led to his aunt's firing amidst accusations she tipped him off to a police raid. >>> activists are applauding a rule that the military's don't ask, don't tell policy is unconstitutional. the judge wants the policy dropped because it violates amendment rights of gays and lesbians, but it's not clear if anything will change right away. the justice department hasn't said if it will appeal. the american civil liberties union sued schools today. they found 50 districts that mentioned such fees on websites. the group says charging for websites, uniforms, and extracurricular activities violates the guarantee for a free public education. a spokesman for the governor said the administration will review the lawsuit. >>> scientists say they think they know what's been killing california sea otters. researchers found a link to a particular poison in the deaths of at least 21 otters. it comes from algae and otters get the poison from shellfish exposed to that water. the sea otters are listed as a threatened species. >>> a community comes together. up next, what's being collected and why one center is telling people not to donate there. >>> begin to tug on her, telling her we have to keep moving. >> they helped strangers when they needed it most. the moment two brothers say made them jump into action. fiber one chewy bar. how'd you do that? do what? it tastes too good to be fiber. you made it taste like chocolate. 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[ male announcer fiber one chewy bars. cardboard no. delicious yes. this will be the big headline as we head into the weekend. starting out the day with patchy fog, especially near the immediate coastline. see the temperature trend throughout the day. by 12:00, 67 degrees, by 3:00, a forecast high of 75 degrees. >>> friends, family members, and many strangers have been coming out all day to offer whatever they can to those impacted by thetic motion and fire in the san bruno neighborhood. all that help is concentrated tonight with this live report, patty? >> reporter: organizers tried to keep this center opened all night, and all day it has been the hub of efforts to get people's lives back on tracks. >> toys, books, pull-ups. >> reporter: jimmy chu is trying to create a semblance of normalcy. it's not easy. but an overwhelming outpouring of community support is helping displaced families get through this disaster. >> i have diapers. >> reporter: hundreds of volunteers, many who just decided to show up cooks up meals and helped sort through the thousands of items donated throughout the day by concerned families. >> i can't donate money, financially, but i figured time helps just as well. >> reporter: agencies offering services to evacuated people. >> shelter, food, get some check money. >> reporter: he survived with second-degree burns says thanks to the generosity of strangers, he'll recover. >> i want to say thanks to them for your generosity and also the fire department, because so hard they are fighting to save our house. >> reporter: the share of support was so overwhelming that organizers said they are no longer accepting donations because there's no room to store them. if you want to help, consider writing a check to an aid organization instead. reporting live in san bruno, patty lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >> several big-name companies stepped in today. wells fargo donated $50,000 to the bay area chapter of the red cross, levi strauss donated and safeway donated $25,000. >>> we want to give you perspective on just how devastating the explosion and fire was. take a look at these two aerial photos from our archives. look closely at the ones on the left. the trees, bushes, and cars in the neighborhood of the now look at the right, that's a still image of the exact same location this morning. obviously, you can see the charred remains of those homes and everything else that stood in the way of the huge explosion and fire that ripped through that neighborhood in san bruno. the images will be sered into bay area history forever. it was about 6:15 last night when that fire ball erupted and the chaos was captured by ktvu video editor ron aker. >> reporter: it was a massive boom, boom. it was just a huge explosion, not loud, but we felt the explosion and the heat. >> it was up in the air very aggressively, say 6-100 feet up in the air. >> i thought the world was coming to an end. i really did. >> terrible, terrible tragedy for our city this afternoon. >> primary concern at this point is identifying and locating all of the residents of the affected area. >> i would ask anybody who sees this broadcast tonight to say a special prayer for those people . >> it was a high-pressure gasline. we could not get close to the line until they could shut down that pipe. >> we have received overwhelming response from all of the agencies up and down the county corridor. >> we quickly responded, wanted to see if we could help out in any way. >> messy scene down there. >> and stay with the ktvu news team for continuing coverage of the explosion in san bruno throughout the weekend. you can also find updates 24/7 online at www.ktvu.com. >>> economic standoff over a presidential bill. is it stimulus or politics? >> also, high-tech tools for students. who's paying for these ipads? president obama today once again calls for the passage of a $30 billion bill to help small businesses. he blamed republicans for the delay saying they are holding up his attempt to stimulate the economy. >> one thing we can do next week is end a month-long standoff on a small business jobs bill that's been held up in the senate by a partisan minority. >> the president also said the proposal would put thousands of people back to work. republican leaders dismissed the president's criticism saying they don't think it will be able to create jobs. >>> wall street wrapped up with a weekly gain but barely. for the week, the markets finished up more than 1%. federal investigators have widened their probe into possible kickbacks by employees of a hp facility in germany. they are accused of giving money to a contract. the commission also was investigating transactions in russia ten years ago. >>> in news of the world tonight, in russia, the death toll rose to 17 today after a suicide bombing yesterday in a crowded market. more than 140 others were wounded, no one has claimed responsibility, but suspicion has falling on islamic militants who have been waging campaigns against russian authority. >>> in italy, a river of mud swept through a village today. at least one person is reported missing. heavy rain caused a river to overflow and that triggered the mud slide. a 25 year old woman was working in a coffee shop and has not been found. more rain is coming this week. >>> in iran and else where, muslims mark the end of the holy month today. during the month muslims pray and fast during daylight hours and practice self denial. then, the three days of eve festival begins
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Sep 10, 2010 11:30pm PDT
the ignition point of the massive and deadly explosion in san bruno. good evening. >> i'm frank summerville. a team of federal investigators is on the ground in san bruno tonight trying to answer one key question, what sparked that fire ball. those fires that burned so hot last night are fully contained, but the area remains offlimits. while chaos and confusion have subsided, a neighborhood is decimated. officials confirmed four people are dead, more than 50 others injured. they reviced their damage estimates saying 57 homes destroyed, 8 with fire damage. we have team coverage on the investigation and more. we begin our coverage with lloyd. lloyd? >> reporter: frank, i'm at the bay hill shopping center where a briefing just wrapped up 15 minutes ago. this is the command center for the local, state, and federal agencies coordinating the clineup and investigation. tonight there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps tomorrow some of the people who fled their homes yesterday maybe allowed to return home. >> i still want everybody to know that as much as we want to let folks go back to t
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 4:30am PDT
center of the san bruno explosion back to washington for testing. more residents come forward to say they saw and smelled evidence of natural gas in the days leading up to the last. >> dozens of evacuees were returning to their homes some not knowing what they'd find after the explosion. >> investigators ordered pg&e to begin immediate inspections of all their natural gas pipelines in california. >> a live look at the bay bridge this morning. no drizzle, no rain. not too much fog to contend with but we have cooler weather on the way. i'll tell you how far we'll drop. >> a live shot at the bay bridge toll plaza showing no delays but i'll have an update on the streets in san bruno as well as 101 on the peninsula coming up. >> good monday morning. 4:30 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest developments on the san bruno fire at 4:30. the casualty count stands at four confirmed dead and four others still missing. two missing residents were located yesterday safe and sound. ntsb investigators are taking the ruptured section
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Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >> devastación como una zona de guerra despuñs de una explosión en un ducto de gas en san bruno, le tenemos los detalles >> bienvenidos a noticias y más sea usted bienvenido en este 10 de septiembre un día despuñs de las terribles explosiones en san bruno cuando un ducto de gas explotara se habla más de 25 casas quee han venido abajo y más de 120 casas severamente dañadas son 6 el número de personas muertas ,más de 50 heridos que están siendo atendidos en el hospital de san francisco, se teme que en estos momentos cuando las autoridades están repasando a pie toda la zona dañada hay una zona completamente devastada donde únicamente se ven chimeneas, vamos a pasar con un miembro del cuerpo de bomberos. >> buenos días, celina cómo amanecieron. >> tristes, muy tristes, se ha declarado un estado de emergencia el vice gobernador ha estado visitando ya la zona devastada, una bola enorme de fuego. >> claro que sí y para decirles que todos nosotros estamos impactados, sabemos de la tristeza de las familias, el calor y la llama que creció como 300 pies, en el área que había mucho fuego,
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Sep 10, 2010 11:30am PDT
the grim scenes of devastation in the san bruno neighborhood. nowearch crews are looking for more victims of last night's deadly inferno caused by a ruptured gas line. >> here's the latest on the fire. four peop have been declared dead, at least 52 others injured, including at leas four who are in the hospital with critical burns. four firefighrs have also been taken to the hospital. officials revised the property damage downward. they say 38 homes have been complely destroyed and seven others have serious damage. >> so far the fire burned 15 acres in san bruno's crestmore neighborhood. it's now about 75% contained. san brun police are declared the entire burn area a crime scene in order to secure it and the national transportation safety board has sent what's called a go-team to help investigate what caused the explosion. >> here's a live picture from above the devastation. youan see that crater, the 15 foot crater caused by an explosion now filled with water. overhead showing a smoky scene. firefighters still putting water on hot spots and account for missing people. live in san
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am PDT
the explosion and fire that leveled neighborhoods and continues to burn in san bruno this morning. here's the very latest on the battle to control it and the beginning of the grim search for possible victims shortly in the rubble. firefighters have managed to keep the flames from spreading but several fires continue to burn amidst the homes. >> at least 53 homes were completely destroyed by fire. another 120 sustained some damage. city officials confirm three people were killed but some published reports have firefighters saying up to six people may have been killed. >> our team coverage begins with terry mcsweeney near ground zero. you've had to move. the area's been declared a crime scene. we continue to see the live pictures of still putting water on the ruins. >> we are here at glenview and san bruno avenue. if we push past me here you can get an idea of some of the activity going on here at the staging area. you've got fire trucks. just had cal fire trucks ahearing to head out of here for the freeway. maybe their job is done here. want to clarify when you hear that we're at a
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Sep 10, 2010 5:00am PDT
that leveled neighborhoods and continues to burn in san bruno this morning. >> this is a special edition of abc 7 morning news at 5 a.m. covering that san bruno explosion and fire with team coverage. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. here's the latest so far. one person is confirmed dead, that's confirmed. firefighters fear six might have been killed in san bruno. >> at latest count the fire destroyed 53 homes. 120 damaged, at least, and many continue to smolder more than ten hours after the fire broke out. containment? firefighters say the fire is 50% contained. pg&e is blaming the fire on a ruptured gas main. a state of emergency has been declared and aid has begun pouring in from around the bay and up and down california. take a live look from the air as the sun begins to rise in the east. this is the damage you can see. the highlighted areas there being lit up. yesterday people lived in these homes. today there is only rubble. >> team coverage begins now with terry mcsweeney near ground zero. terry the declaration you had to move. where are younow? >
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Sep 14, 2010 4:00pm PDT
san bruno fire department here's his story. >> this fireball's the sound, the noise of it was deafening and very loud. it sounded very much like it could of been a jet airplane engine still running. as we took the turn their citizens fleeing the street running up the hill. san bruno police department was arriving on seemed it was very chaotic, cars were driving driving get out of this the street. we'll try to make our way into the fire we saw the pipeline industry which turned out to be the gas pipe. we thought that was part of an airplane but we couldn't confirm it. thankfully we learned after about 20 minutes it was not an aircraft and press that was a big sigh of relief because we were afraid we might have had a lot of victims on board the airplane. we were trying to work and getting hot engine 51 get a water supply because they needed mass of water for this thing. then we discovered that out there was no water in the hydrants we think the water main had been blown out by the blast. it's a sinking feeling to say the least because you count on the water being bearish and if
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Sep 13, 2010 4:00pm PDT
areas like san bruno. also, to preserve all records from the explosion and to report a much money they are spending on safety/replacement of pipelines. three different transmission lines, and this down the peninsula, one of these is up the pressure on these lines to the peninsula has been reduced by 10 percent. we asked pg&e what exactly they are going to do and what is the plan for this inspection. they said they cannot reveal that, and they're putting together that plan together as we speak. >> state regulators have ordered pg&e to einspect all of their gas lines to california. and we have this map. and it is important to know that not all of these are high-pressure lines like the one that exploded and san bruno on thursday. you can see major gas lines run to the bay area. san francisco, daly city, the entire peninsula to san bruno. all of these lines left be inspected by pg&e. we ask pg&e for a map of their high pressure gas lines and yet to return a call. >> as we said today, pg&e m release a multimillion-dollar relief fund for san bruno. and the wake of last week's explosion. haaz
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Sep 13, 2010 4:30pm PDT
explosion in the samper know. today, pg&e announced a $100 million fund for-san bruno victims. meanwhile, the next rotati ntsb has on its way to washington d.c. for further investigation. and state regulators have ordered pg&e to test all of their natural gas lines. most residents have been able to return. but, there are still residents that are waiting and they have homes that have either been completely destroyed. they want to sift through what is left or others are severely damaged and have a red text. the death is at four. -read attack. >> the human remains have been on site of the explosion and three people are still missing tonight. kron4's kate thompson joins us from san bruno. the command center. >> we are here, too. the latest from investigators. you can see the media lined up and ready. to hear from the national transportation safety board and that is heading up this investigation on the ground. in the san bruno. there has been three full days of investigations at this point. investigators said yesterday that they plan on being here for at least one more day. the big
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Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm PDT
breaking news as chopper 5 is showing us the picture here of san bruno, massive flames and smoke coming out of the san bruno area. in fact, this is coming in so fast, our camera is -- we just have the picture from this camera. no information to us yet. so if you know what this is, if you look close by, shoot us an email cbs5.com or tweet us. we get those, too. we get those, too. this is a massive fire. reportedly it's a gas station, service station, that's caught or fire in san bruno. so we'll get more information i'm sure momentarily and get back to you. but first, as we watched this flame and explosion out of san bruno, roberta we can see the smoke heading pretty much straight up. there's not much wind out there right now, it doesn't appear. >> actually we are picking up a wind. it's a stiff wind allen out of the west gusting up to 21 miles per hour. hopefully because of the configuration of the hills there on the peninsula we won't have those kinds of gusty winds. at sunset, winds increase. you just mentioned tweet and twitter and i just tweeted to all my people out there. anybody ar
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Sep 11, 2010 7:00am PDT
, it is 7:00 a.m. in our developing story is that the san bruno gas explosion. today, a town hall community meeting is held at a church to talk about the devastating explosion on thursday. this is a video from behind the barriers. federal, state, local accord to tour the damage, today. and residents could be allowed to return only if it is been deemed safe. for confirmed deaths, with a mother, a teenage daughter, and a 20 year-old female and another a victim not identified. 8 homes damaged in that explosion. 37 homes, destroyed. will tran good morning, what is the latest? >> good morning, isabel. what is going to happen at 9:15, there is going to be a news can france and a news conference, and barbara boxer. and the governor. and the big question is when canadia specifica return to their neighborhoods? and if they could possibly grabbed anything. at this point the city is not making any promises. they say the best case scenario could be today but they do not know what is going to happen because there is still hot spots in the hills. specifically, a few miles from where i am locate
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Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm PDT
in the san bruno neighborhood that burned last week. why that makes many so nervous. >> we have possibly several blocks on fire at this time. >> and you will hear the emergency tapes as the fire grew. 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
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Sep 10, 2010 12:00pm PDT
>>> we're live at the command post at the site of the san bruno explosion. why residents have been coming here and what they have been asking of police. >>> the survivors of the blast are working to pick up their lives. we're talking to some of them. you'll hear some amazing stories. >>> we're learning more about the patients who are among the critically injured in last night's fire in san bruno. what doctors have to say about the long road to recovery ahead. >>> good afternoon. topping our news, the cleanup, the investigation and the search-and-rescue efforts all following the massive gas explosion in san bruno. we're waiting for news conference to begin with city and local officials who will have some new information and when that news conference begins, we will bring it to you live. these are live pictures from when they are setting up the news conference. meanwhile, at this hour, crews are trying to access the san bruno neighborhood decimated by the natural gas and explosion that ripped through dozens of homes and killed at least four people. the heart of the devastation, the i
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Sep 15, 2010 4:30pm PDT
show you video of the governor being debriefed by officials he spoke to the san bruno fire and police official about the investigation here. also speaking to the ntsb which has been heading up the investigation since last week getting filled in and all of that checking out some of the maps from the area all the homes that were destroyed in the homes that were damaged. one thing that was important when the governor was here just half an hour before he spoke to the press he said he signed an order he will ask president barack obama for federal disaster money which could mean that more money coming into this area from the many victims of this fire. >> declared an emergency and we also have passed president barack obama to helpless his key during my conversation with him was in china at the time was that he said anything that we need he will respond to and help us as quickly as possible. >> fema was here a couple of days ago in its original assessment of this area now that the governor had signed a request asking the president for the money everything is in place. how long it will
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Sep 14, 2010 4:30pm PDT
happens. reporting live in san bruno kate thompson kron 4 news. >> today for the first time the people of the first responded to the san bruno fireball are speaking out about their experiences. christine conley was there and she joins us live with the latest. >> bill tell you it's just their job but when you hear their amazing stories you know the first responders are truly heroes. more than to enter people came your help in a fireball exploded in they've been here since thursday. a live look here you could see the work that's going on now. those are pg&e crews trying to restore power to people in the neighborhood. are going to pan over now show you what's going on as we speak we just noticed these people arrive at has not suits that are sifting through the rubble as the investigation continues. a lot of crews to load here we are now just beginning to hear some of the first responders stories. let's take a listen to what one of the police officers had to say. i was on call but off-duty at the time i looked out i saw the smoke, the flames and i knew i had to go. i was thinking to myself i
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Sep 10, 2010 6:00am PDT
explosion in san bruno. we'll tell you what one man saw coming up in a live report. >> good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew in for brent cannon, as we follow this developing story. this massive fire that started overnight and continues to smolder. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. garvin thomas is anchoring our coverage from the field this morning. a lot going on. >> dozens of homes still smoldering after the fireball in san bruin no we have crihristie smith as well, bob redell there. christie at a shelter, bob redell at a command center and he has word from neighbors who said they smelled gas as far back as a week ago. first we go to garvin joining us live from the neighborhood with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. we are on san bruno avenue, the best way to describe it is around the corner from the fire. you can see the roadblock up behind us. a couple people talking to the officers right now, perhaps showing i.d. saying they live up the street. people are interested to find out what happened to their homes. let's get you up to date on the latest on this fire.
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Sep 13, 2010 10:00pm PDT
a new clue as emergencied as the investigation into the kedly explosion in san bruno shifts to a new phase. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> what may be a significant development regarding the cause of the deadly explosion and fire that obliterated dozens of homes in san bruno. we learned a key area of focus is a weld on a curved section of pipe at the point that exploded. more on that in a moment. also today came word from pg&e that it will spend up to $100 million to help victims of the fire with some money made available by the end of the week. we have team coverage tone, lloyd lacuesta was at the briefing. amber lee talked with residents about pg&e's offer to help but we begin with ken wayne. he was at the town hall meeting that just wrapped up within the hour. >> reporter: this town hall was supposed to end at 9:30. people are now just beginning to trickle out. a lot of questions here from very worried san bruno residents, including what is going to happen to that pg&e gas pipeline that exploded last week. >> we need to really understand w
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Sep 13, 2010 11:30pm PDT
a new clue as emergencied as the investigation into the kedly explosion in san bruno shifts to a new phase. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> what may be a significant development regarding the cause of the deadly explosion and fire that obliterated dozens of homes in san bruno. we learned a key area of focus is a weld on a curved section of pipe at the point that exploded. more on that in a moment. also today came word from pg&e that it will spend up to $100 million to help victims of the fire with some money made available by the end of the week. we have team coverage tone, lloyd lacuesta was at the briefing. amber lee talked with residents about pg&e's offer to help but we begin with ken wayne. he was at the town hall meeting that just wrapped up within the hour. >> reporter: this town hall was supposed to end at 9:30. people are now just beginning to trickle out. a lot of questions here from very worried san bruno residents, including what is going to happen to that pg&e gas pipeline that exploded last week. >> we need to really understand w
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Sep 13, 2010 5:00am PDT
>> i'm thomas in san bruno. hundreds of residents are able to sleep in their own beds tonight. they're happy that they were able to come in after being away from their homes for four nights after the explosion and fire. >> a live look at the bay bridge this morning. notice no fog to contend with. the low clouds are out there. the marine layer stronger than yesterday with more cooling. we'll talk about warmer weather before possible rain this weekend. >> all right. and bart reporting major delays leaving sfo and millbrae. i'll have details. live shot bay bridge toll plaza to a couple cars just getting through now for the carpooling that starts right now. >> it's a mondays at 5:00. hope you had a good weekend. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news the latest developments on the san bruno explosion and fire at 5 a.m.. the casualty count which fluctuated over the weekend stands at four confirmed dead and four missing. two missing residents were located yesterday. they were safe and sound. ntsb investigators are taking the pipe to washington d.c. w
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Sep 13, 2010 5:30pm PDT
destroyed and the other homes for moderately damaged. tonight, kate thompson is live in san bruno and we just had an update from the federal investigator. >> kate. >> yes, the federal investigator has not determined what caused that blast. however, three sections of that pipe will be and has been crated and shipped to washington d.c. shipped this evening. there will be testing for fatigue, corrosion, and damage, what part of that pipe filled and led to the blast. also, that pat tested pg&e employee is of alcohol, drugs and they all tested negative on substantiated residents that the reported smelling unsubstantiated reports of smelling gas prior to the blast. also, to finish this investigation prio inside that t creature that was in the middle of the street. it they have finished that part of the investigation. - is being handed back to pg&e. crater. and we are aware of how important that it is important to release that back to pg&e and the city to resume restoration. >> now, the next step is going to concentrate the documents. documents that pg&e handed over. documents on the latest tes
CBS
Sep 11, 2010 7:00am PDT
line explosion in san bruno. the investigation into what caused the disaster and what lawmakers will be doing to help today. >>> nine years later, the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. what president obama is doing this morning to remember the victims and what's become of a pastor's plan to burn a stack of quran? >>> it's 7:00 a.m. this saturday morning, the 11th of september. good morning. i'm julie watts. the national transportation safety board is now leading the investigation into that pipeline explosion that wiped out a san bruno neighborhood. and this morning, we're learning more about the lives lost in the fire. here's what we now know. four people are confirmed dead. 52 people were injured in the disaster. 37 homes have been completely destroyed. ann macks is vic is in san bruno this morning, where senator barbara boxer will be among those getting a briefing at the incident command this morning. good morning, ann. >> reporter: good morning. we are expecting more political appearances, more investigation, and a big town hall meeting this afternoon. here's the rundown of
NBC
Sep 11, 2010 5:00pm PDT
today. so for san bruno and the immediate area, we are developing a more comprehensive plan. >>> that was pg&e speaking. emotions pour out. people in the san bruno fire zone confronted pg&e at a town hall meeting this afternoon. first, breaking news in the coverage of the explosion and the fire. federal officials will brief us in a couple of moments. we will go to them live. this is a look at the press conference that should begin any minute now. here is what we have learned so far. state and federal regulators have ranked the gas line that ruptured as high risk because it ran through a highly populated area we already knew one of the people who died in that blast was 44-year-old jacquelin greg who worked for the california public utilities commission. at the time of her death she was working on plans to upgrade another risky section of that same gas line 2 1/2 miles away. this new information raises several new questions of pg&e and federal regulators. we are working to get answers to those questions. we have new information tonight on the victims. investigators uncovered t
Univision
Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm PDT
vecindario de san bruno ha sido declarado como escena del crimen mientras tanto las autoridades determinan las causas de la explosión, enfocado en el ducto de gas natural que se fracturó, las declaraciones de varios vecinos que aseguran que había notificado a la compañí de un extrañ olor a gas, ha llamado particularmente la atención, hasta el momento el saldo de la tragedía es de 4 muertos, 37 casas destruidas y 8 daadas 52 personas resultaron heridas incluyendo 3 que están en estado crítico, mañan este reanuda la búsqueda de víctimas en los escombros. >> agentes estatales y federales pasaron en la zona de san bruno, el agente general, aseguró que encuentran las causas de la explosión de ayer edgardo nos tiene más información. hasta este lugar hasta el centro de operaciones en dónde se coordinan todos los esfuerzos llegaron los rayadfuncionarios federales nosotros encontramos una incongruencia, no en cuanto a lo que vieron si no en cuanto al tiempo que será entregado el reporte final. >> t esesta tarde ofrecieron lo funcionario despué de ver que dejó la masa
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